Arsenal make Andre Onana transfer push with plan to land Ajax star in cut-price deal


Arsenal are set to complete the signing of goalkeeper Andre Onana in the coming days, reports suggest.

The Ajax goalkeeper is still banned from all football activities until February 2022 after failing a drugs test in February.

Onana, 25, tested positive for Furosemide and was banned for a year, though Ajax appealed the decision after contesting that he accidentally took his wife’s medication.

And that drugs ban could play a huge role in how much Arsenal have to pay for him, according to Dutch outlet NOS.

Should his ban be shortened or lifted, Arsenal will apparently have to pay up to £7.75million for his services.

However, if his ban is upheld, Arsenal will manage to sign him for just £1.7m.

Arsenal are closing in on signing Andre Onana from Ajax

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Onana is still under contract until the summer of 2022, and it seems unlikely he’ll sign an extension.

However, the Cameroon international currently won’t be able to play again until just three months before the end of his current deal.

Arsenal have identified signing a back-up goalkeeper as one of their top priorities for the summer.

The Gunners were previously linked with David Raya, but it’s now unlikely Brentford will sell following their promotion to the Premier League.

Brentford co-director of football Rasmus Ankersen confirmed on Monday that the Bees will not be selling any of their top players due to the revenue generated by promotion.

Mathew Ryan had been expected to be an option, but his loan contract at Arsenal will end this summer.

Brentford are unlikely to sell David Raya after securing promotion to the Premier League
Brentford are unlikely to sell David Raya after securing promotion to the Premier League

The Australian played just three Premier League games following his temporary move from Brighton, and is still under contract at the Amex until next year.

And it seems Arsenal want a more permanent option, with reports suggesting a move for Onana could be completed within days.

Having previously been valued around the £50m mark, getting Onana for less than £8m would be a bargain for Mikel Arteta.





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